Surgical Neurophysiology

The Master of Science in Surgical Neurophysiology is a one-year professional master’s program designed to provide students with the knowledge and clinical training required to become a board- certified Surgical Neurophysiologist. Courses in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neural signal acquisition, and the application of neurophysiological measurements in the surgical environment are covered in a year-long program of study, beginning in the summer. In addition, students complete a clinical practicum in which each student participates in 100 mentored surgical cases. A total of 32 credits are required. After completion of the program, students will be eligible to participate in the national exam for Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM Certification) conducted by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).


The following courses are required (26 credits): PNB 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104, 5105, and 5106. In addition, students must take at least two of the following courses (6 credits): PNB 3251, 3275, 4400, 5390, 6417, 6418, or 6426.